• Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang joins us from the New York Bureau at 9am ET / 6am PT for Fridays With Fugelsang

Ted Kennedy Jr. calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to discuss health care and the ways that President Obama is looking out for people with disabilities

Dr. Maya Angelou calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about voter engagement and the first days of early voting

• Actress and director Penny Marshall calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about her life, career, politics and her new book “My Mother Was Nuts”

• Birther Queen Orly Taitz joins us in studio at 11:20am ET / 8:20am PT to talk about the ruling in Kansas that will keep Obama on the ballot, and give us updates on the hearings taking place this week in Missouri and Indiana.

President Obama leads Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, and the two are locked in tight contests in Nevada and North Carolina, according to a new series of NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls released Thursday.

• Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday there can be no doubt that terrorists had planned and carried out the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi earlier this month that killed four Americans, including Amb. Chris Stevens.

Republicans yesterday fired a vendor suspected of submitting 108 questionable new voter registrations in Palm Beach County, ground zero for disputed ballots in 2000’s presidential race.